Definition of Tapetum. Meaning of Tapetum. Synonyms of Tapetum

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Definition of Tapetum

Tapetum
Tapetum Ta*pe"tum, n. [NL., from L. tapete a carpet, a tapestry.] (Anat.) An area in the pigmented layer of the choroid coat of the eye in many animals, which has an iridescent or metallic luster and helps to make the eye visible in the dark. Sometimes applied to the whole layer of pigmented epithelium of the choroid.

Meaning of Tapetum from wikipedia

- The tapetum lucidum (/təˈpiːtəm/; from Latin for "bright tapestry; coverlet", plural tapeta lucida) is a layer of tissue in the eye of many vertebrates...
- Tapetum (Latin for **** or tapestry) can refer to: Tapetum (botany), tissue within the sporangium (especially the anther), which provides nutrition for...
- The tapetum is a specialised layer of nutritive cells found within the anther, of flowering plants, where it is located between the sporangenous tissue...
- constitute the tapetum and extend laterally on either side into the temporal lobe, and cover in the central part of the lateral ventricle. The tapetum and anterior...
- Stichodactyla tapetum is a species of sea anemone in the family Stichodactylidae. World Register of Marine Species Stichodactyla tapetum....
- vision compared to many animals, in part because the human eye lacks a tapetum lucidum. Night-useful spectral range techniques can sense radiation that...
- effect of the (normal) presence of a tapetum lucidum in both eyes and the absence of melanin in the blue eye. The tapetum lucidum produces eyeshine in both...
- Proteleia tapetum is a species of sea sponge belonging to the family Polymastiidae. It is found in shallow subtidal and intertidal habitats in the far...
- caudate nucleus, and sits above the tapetum; a small number of further connections p****ing through the occipital tapetum to join the ****men to portions of...
- generally blind or have poor vision, wolf spiders have excellent eyesight. The tapetum lucidum is a retroreflective tissue found in eyes. This reflective tissue...
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